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GOP beating bushes to get stopgap votes

Lawmakers will work out DACA deal, Kelly assures

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published January 18, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly arrives Wednesday on Capitol Hill, where he met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Some members of the group said they left the meeting frustrated.



As House Republican leaders worked to avoid a government shutdown by rounding up votes for a short-term spending bill, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Wednesday expressed optimism that Congress will work out a deal to protect participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.



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RBear says... January 18, 2018 at 6:54 a.m.

Once again Trump is rambling around to the point even his own party can’t come up with a viable plan.
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The expanded McConnell quote. “I’m looking for something that President Trump supports, and he’s not yet indicated what measure he’s willing to sign,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters Wednesday. “As soon as we figure out what he is for, then I would be convinced that we were not just spinning our wheels going to this issue on the floor, but actually dealing with a bill that has a chance to become law and therefore solve the problem.”
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In other words, the president has no real strategy on this. It’s par for the course for a maintenance president. When you’re in that role, you do well to just get throw the day without a big screw up. It’s frustrating many Republicans and sets up well for a mid-term shift in power.

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